Woodlands and Scout Wines

Scout is the exciting new label from two young gun winemakers, Sarah Adamson & Greg Lane.  Having established themselves in Australia the two have since taken the project to New Zealand where they source fruit from various regions. Making wines with incredible personality, drinkability and value. PWS

Scout the name takes inspiration from Jean Louis 'Scout' Finch, the narrator and protagonist of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout is both a questioner and an observer, something we believe important at Scout Wines. Throughout our winemaking careers we have questioned all aspects of grape growing and winemaking, challenging ideas and practices, but also observing how wines are crafted and perfected.  SCOUT

David & Heather Watson established Woodlands in 1973, one of the original five Margaret River vineyards.  By 1981 they became the first Margaret River winery to achieve a National Red Wine Trophy with the 1981 'Andrew' Cabernet Sauvignon.  This wine won three trophies;  'Best Red Wine' at the Perth Wine Show, the Mt Barker Wine Show, and the National Wine Show.

The rigours of commuting from Perth to Margaret River while bringing up a family saw production cease from 1992 with the fruit being sold to other high profile producers. With the children out of school production began again in 1999. Son Stuart took over winemaking in 2002 and then Andrew joined the business full-time in 2005 propelling Woodlands back into the mix of top tier Margaret River wineries. PWS

This will be a great tasting. Primarily these two wineries represent high quality, modern and terroir driven wines.  They also dispel any notion that the old school and the new school don't mix well.